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December 13, 2013

Posted by | May 29, 2014

The Department of Entomology at Washington State University recently has been approved by the ARCS Foundation’s National and Seattle Chapter boards for Annual Fellowship funding. These Fellowships are directed towards high caliber scientists and researchers entering into their PhD graduate program and are awarded for three years in addition to assistantship support. The ARC Foundation Seattle Chapter was founded in 1978 and currently supports 121 PhD candidates between the University of Washington and Washington State University. The ARCS national foundation recognizes the Department of Entomology as a leading institution producing elite scholars meeting the standards of their fellowship. It is an honor to be among the limited funded department nationally, and have our top PhD student recognized for their contributions to their fields.  

For more information go to: 

  1. the Entomology home page and click on the ARCS link

The Entomology Office will be closed from December 24-through January 1.  As will nearly all of the WSU campus.

We are nearing the last stages of the Entomology Plant Faculty Insect Search, and top the candidate has been invited back for a second visit to Pullman and Washington State. At this point we should consider it WSU and the department’s turn to show our attributes and benefits to the candidate, from a recruiting perspective more than interviewing. If you are interested in meeting or meal time with the candidate please contact me by this Friday the 13th.  Adam will be setting these up on a first come, first serve basis as equitable as possible while including HR policy considerations.   At this point the candidate’s tentative schedule will be, note this is a draft with all possibilities not to be considered the final options, rather to collect Department availability:

Wednesday 12/18 Prosser and Tri-Cities Campus:

  • Professor Meeting
  • Lunch
  • Tri-Cities Meeting 

Thursday 12/19 Pullman Campus:

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Meeting
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Meeting
  •  Dinner 

Friday 12/20 Pullman Campus (OR other WA site visit):

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Meeting
  • Dinner

Publications for Dr. Robert Kimsey (UC Davis) the Student’s Choice Speaker who is coming in February can be found on the Entomology SharePoint site by clicking on the Graduate Students tab at the top of the page, and then the ENT Club tab. 

In the interest of building security and energy conservation Facilities Operations will not be unlocking any campus buildings from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2014. We will resume unlocking buildings on Jan. 2, 2014. For Library hours please check the Libraries webpage at If you have a scheduled event that requires a building to be unlocked on one of these dates please e-mail Tom Parrish at or call 335-9023 no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The Cougs are playing in the GIldan New Mexico Bowl on December 21 at 11:00 AM Pacific time. 

This is the first game of the college football preseason.  For more information go to: 

Bowl shirts area available at the Visitor Center.  The Brelsford WSU Visitor Center has t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts and crew neck sweatshirts! To view the shirt design, visit our website at Shirts can be purchased at the Visitor Center during regular business hours, Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm or Saturday 9am – 2pm, while supplies last.

These bowl shirts were created by College Hill Custom Threads, a local Pullman business founded by WSU Alumnus, Tony Poston. Even better, 9 out of the 10 full time employees at College Hill Custom Threads are also WSU Alumni. Learn more about this Cougar based business at – – 509-335-INFO


  1. Department Chair, Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock, TX
  2. Postdoc Interdisciplinary: Research Ecologist/Entomologist/Botanist/Agronomist, USDA Morris, MN
  3. Forest Health Specialist, Wisconsin DNR Div of Foredstry, Spooner, WI
  4. Insect Physiology/Toxin Engineering postdoc (2 positions), Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  5. Research Medical Entomologist, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton,OH

Events – Save the Dates:


January 6 & 7, 2014, Hilton Hotel , 921 SW 6th Ave , Portland, OR 97204-1296. See attachment for full details.  Students are encouraged to participate. 

Academic Showcase abstracts accepted through Jan. 28

PULLMAN, Wash. – Abstracts will be accepted through Tuesday, Jan. 28, for the 2014 Academic Showcase. It is part of the annual Showcase celebration of original scholarship, research and creative expression by members of the WSU community. Showcase will be Friday, March 28, on the Pullman campus.